Richmond-San Rafael Forward

Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Forward implements a suite of strategies to address congestion and improve options for traveling in the RSR Bridge corridor.

Karl Nielsen

Changes are afoot on the Richmond-San Rafael (RSR) Bridge. Improvements include infrastructure changes and programs to support crossing the bridge by bicycle.

RSR Open Road Tolling and I-580 Westbound HOV Lane

The RSR open road tolling and I-580 westbound HOV lane provide safety and operational improvements on westbound I-580 approaching the RSR Bridge by:

  • Converting one of the three existing general-purpose lanes to a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane, beginning at the I-580 / Regatta Avenue Interchange
  • Replacing the existing tolling structure with overhead toll gantries east of the existing toll booths

Staff Contact

Ingrid Supit, Project Manager

Richmond-San Rafael E-Bike Commute Program

MTC’s Richmond-San Rafael Bridge E-Bike Commute Program promotes the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes) for commuting across the RSR Bridge bicycle/pedestrian path.

E-bikes offer many benefits that make bicycle commutes possible. For example, e-bikes can help riders go farther with less effort, even up hills and in windy conditions. Bike riders also save money on tolls, gas and parking.

Through this program, MTC will provide discounts on e-bike purchases to residents living and working in Richmond, San Rafael and other nearby communities where bike commutes across the RSR Bridge are viable. The program will also offer incentives to riders for bike commute trips using the RSR Bridge path.

RSR E-Bike Program Staff Contact

Michelle Go, Program Manager
Phone: (415) 778-6649

RSR Rides

RSR Rides supports local community organizations and bicycle retailers who lead group bike and e-bike rides on the RSR Bridge during peak periods.

All rides begin from within a quarter mile of a high-frequency transit stop (such as a BART station). Rides include bike education and safety, and offer opportunities to try riding e-bikes.

RSR Rides Staff Contact

Nicola Szibbo, Program Manager
Phone: (415) 778-6720

Upcoming RSR RIdes Events

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 5 p.m.

  • Ride Partner: Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC)
  • Ride start location: SMART San Rafael Station
  • Transit Accessibility: This ride starts from the platform at the SMART San Rafael Station.
  • End time and location: This ride will officially end at the SMART San Rafael Station at approximately 7:15 p.m. (15.5 mile route). The MCBC ride leaders will stop for dinner at Tam Commons in downtown San Rafael after the ride. Ride participants who want to accompany the MCBC leaders are invited to do so (not as part of this official MTC event).
  • Link to the ride page:
  • Link to the online registration: RSR Bridge Ride with MCBC 3/16/22 registration
  • Contact info:  Matt Farber (, phone: (954) 328-1318). An additional League Cycling Instructor will also co-lead this ride, but MCBC Outreach Coordinator Matt Farber will be participating in this event and is the main contact person.
  • Other important ride information: Any riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A working bicycle and helmet are required for participation, and bike lights are strongly encouraged. .Pre-registrations are recommended, but not required. A pre-ride sign-in sheet and liability waiver will collect complete participant contact info.

RSR Rides Partners include:

  • Bike East Bay
  • Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC)
  • Mike’s Bikes
  • The New Wheel
  • The Pedaler Bike Shop
  • Rich City Rides